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  CBS    9 News Now Tonight    News/Business.  

    September 14, 2012
    7:00 - 7:30pm EDT  

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>> four americans, four patriots. they loved this country and they chose to serve it and served it well. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton and hundreds of staffers came to console the families of ambassador chris stevens, sean smith, glenn doherty and tyrone woods. the four men were killed when the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, came under attack tuesday. >> today we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country and our values. >> reporter: the obama administration is pushing back against a british newspaper report that the state department had credible information about the benghazi attack 48 hours before it happen. >> the story is absolutely wrong. we were not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi was planned or imminent.
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>> reporter: violent demonstrations against the anti- islam film spread across the muslim world friday. protesters breached the grounds of the u.s. embassies in tunisia and the sudan with angry mobs ripping down the american flag and replacing it with the black flag of muslim extremists. danielle nottingham, cbs news. front and center tonight the virginia board of health and the fight over abortion clinics in virginia. the issue, do clings have to meet stringent -- clinics have to meet stringent hospitallike standards? abortion supporters and opponents both gathered outside the meeting room. our surae chinn was on the scene while they made that decision. >> reporter: the vote was 13-2 to adopt the stricter guidelines. the two opposing board members left in tears when the vote came down. the crowd erupted. they had sat together in peace, but left in turmoil.
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angry pro choice advocates shouting that politics won and not women. >> please remove them from the room. >> reporter: anti-abortion advocates stood up and clapped. scores of people had stood outside holding signs unable to get into the packed security tight room where the virginia health board made its decision and some argued caved into political pressures in adopting ken cuccinelli's anti-abortion agenda. >> the attorney general can advise us, cannot instructor direct us. we are a completely apolitical body and suddenly we're thrown in a completely political situation and i don't think we copied very well. >> reporter: -- coped very well. >> reporter: board member james edmondson from mclean was one of two who voted against the hospitallike restrictions. the reversed course brought him to tears. >> i worry. we'll see. access matters. >> reporter: they argued that widening hallways and enlarging
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exam rooms would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and put the 20 clinics in virginia out of business and healthcare out of reach for thousands of women. but the majority spoke. >> there's nothing in the general assembly law that says if you cease to do abortions you have to cease to do women's healthcare. by adding construction restraints we are not harming people, virginians. if anything, we're improving their quality. >> reporter: the issue may not be over. some are already talking about challenging the ruling in court. in richmond, surae chinn, 9 news now. >> so what do you think about this one? did the virginia board of health make the right decision in okaying those tough new abortion regulations and was this about women's health or just about politics? drop your opinion into mcginty's mailbag, the address mailbag@wusa9.com. new tonight hiram college in northeast ohio evacuated due
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to a bomb threat coming just hours after university of texas and north dakota state had to evacuate their campus due to similar threats. this was the scene earlier today in austin. no bombs were found in either campus and we still have no idea if knees incidents are relate -- these incidents are related. well, 30 years was the sentence handed down to the virginia man who plotted to blow up the u.s. capitol. a amine el khalifi thought he was plotting with al-qaeda but was actually working with undercough fbi agents. he was brought to authority's attention when he answered a facebook ad seeking muslim holy warriors. justin wolfe spent 11 years on death row for a crime he says he did not commit. today he learned he'll have to stay in jail waiting for a new trial. wolfe was convicted of ordering the murder of his drug supplier. the triggerman initially implicated wolfe but recanted that story years later.
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a federal judge threw out the conviction, but the state plans to retry him. family and friends were hoping the judge would release wolfe on bail, but that did not happen. >> this is so unfair that justin has spent 11 years in solitary confinement for a crime he didn't commit and it's time for him to come home. >> this has been the strongest scared straight program any kid could ever go through. >> wolfe's new trial scheduled next month and if he's convicted, once again he could be on death row. hundreds of central high school students spent today honoring marckel ross. you remember this young man's name. if he was the one murdered -- he was the one murdered walking to school earlier this week. family and friends say they have no idea why anybody would want to kill ross, but they do know how he'd want to be remembered. >> he doesn't want us to remember him crying and in pain but to remember him happy, laughing and joyous. if there was anything i could ask god it's just to please bring my best friend back. >> the school is ening money on
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behalf of the family -- accepting money on behalf of the family. the police have no leads and are asking for anybody who has any tips to please call. a d.c. couple lost their only car last week when a massive tree crushed it. neighbors say they had complained repeatedly about the tree, but it fell on deaf ears at city hall. we get the rest of that story from andrea mccarren. >> reporter: i'm andrea mccarren in northwest washington with an interesting story about what happened to this car. >> there was a tremendous crash. >> reporter: the gunthers thought it was a clap of thunder. >> and i said gee, what a terrible storm. the thunder is so loud. >> reporter: look at what he see. the elderly couple's honda totaled by a colossal tree that had toppled from across the street. >> we just couldn't believe it. >> reporter: the fallen tree smashed a nearby picket fence, its branches ripped shingles off a roof, but the car took the brunt of its impact. >> i took the optimistic view well, maybe we can salvage the car until we looked at it.
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>> reporter: but the gunthers' story doesn't end there. neighbors say the residents of this house called the d.c. government at least five times to share their concerns about the health of this tree and five times they say a city tree inspector came out and deemed this tree healthy. but d.c.'s department of transportation whose urban forestry administration has oversight of the city's trees insists a healthy tree is just as likely to topple as an unhealthy one. in northwest washington, andrea mccarren, 9 news now. if we had a machine at home that controlled the weather, this week is pretty much what we would have come up with. so now that the weekend is here, will our magic machine keep working? top? >> we can keep it on cruise control. we do have a cold front pushing through tonight and a few clouds. we've not seen cloud really all week. here's a -- clouds really all week. here's a look at temperatures in the 70s. our high of 82, 80 downtown, 75
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in gaithersburg, 77 in leesburg, 79 in frederick, 78 out towards fredericksburg. satellite and radar, see showers in through pennsylvania, month of those showers north of us. we'll come back and talk about the prospects of a late shower and yes, take you through the weekend forecast. coming up we'll tell you how one community center is trying to make things better for some young people in the neighborhood. >> but up next the royal family in england is not amused at some racy shots of kate middleton that ended up in a french magazine. we'll tell you what that's all about. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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britain's royal family says it is ready to sue a french magazine for publishing topless photos of prince william's wife. the duke and duchess were sun bathing south of france at a
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remote private estate and somebody apparently with a telephoto lens got in the act and took those photos. observers say the invasion of privacy is reminiscent of the way the paparazzi hounded princess diane that. how much would you -- diana. how much would you pay pepco or bge to ensure we never go through another eight day power outages. state regulators and the utilities agreed the current power grid can't get the job done. to fix it would cost a lot of money. how much would you be willing to pay? >> that's their problem. >> a couple dollars maybe, but not a whole lot. >> if they do this, it's going to be more than that anyway, so i'm just giving that round about 50. it's going to end up being 50 or month. >> it depends on what i can pay. >> when we added it all up, if all maryland pepco and bge
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customers agreed to pay an extra 10 bucks a month for five years that, would put a billion dollars toward solving the problem. we don't know what it would actually cost is the problem. >> can mother nature keep it up? topper has your seven-day forecast in a couple minutes. >> but up next one community pushing young kids in the right direction. this is a story we really like. we hope you will, too. stay with us. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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in today's hero central jc hayward recognizes the work of the perry school community services center. members of a local nonprofit are making it their mission to take the disadvantaged youth of these neighborhoods and teach them how to change their own future. >> it was our first job, our first experience, like we have so many firsts at perry school. >> jasmine and alexandria williams are remembering their time at perry school, a supplemental learning center in the heart of the north capital area. >> we used to go to the pool. we used to go to the museums or the park and they always had something for to us do like that's something i remember, always had something for to us do because if i didn't, i would be sitting at home watching tv probably getting in trouble. >> reporter: the organization started in 1991 to help youngsters get a well rounded education despite living in
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some of the most impoverished areas in the district. >> through our programs we try to empower our kids through different skill sets so they can get themselves out of poverty, get skills that they can get jobs, go to school, college, trade schools. >> reporter: omar carington has been coming to perry school since he was 5 years old. he loves art and enjoys learning about history. >> she teaches us about peace, nonviolence, ceasefire, martin luther king, nelson mandela, rosa parks, frederick douglass, harriet tubman. >> reporter: director corey poole says through the years the district has improved economically, but the city's poor need guidance. >> once you building up a child's self-esteem, academically they start being a little more confident, socially more confident when they talk about what they want to do in life and their future, aspirations. so those type of changes are
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good because again once your mine believes it, then your -- mind believes it, then your body will do it. >> reporter: i'm jc hayward, 9 news now. >> very nice. you've been bragging on this weekend weather forecast the last couple days. what is the deal, my friend? >> the deal is good. you'll like the deal. you're going to take the deal actually. it's going to be fantastic. we're looking at a cold front going through tonight, a few clouds now, could have a late shower primarily north and west of town, but the weekend still looks good. let's start with a live look outside, our live weather cam brought to you by michael and son. high was 82, right now still 80 downtown. look at the dew points in the upper 50s, very comfortable. winds out of the southwest still at 9 and the pressure steady in the past hour 30.13 inches of mercury. so temperatures primarily in the 70s, very comfortable, 75 bethesda, 73 in gaithersburg, 77 in great falls, 76 in vienna, 79 in college park and 75 in bowie. out to the west 77 77 in
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leesburg. don't forget the bluemont fair this weekend saturday and sunday. cold front goes through tonight, slight chance of a shower between 11 approximately and maybe 2 a.m., not -- 11 p.m. and maybe 2 a.m., not a big deal. pleasant temps for the bruce concert, great saturday and sunday. locate the umbrella. you'll need it next week especially early next week. tonight partly cloudy, comfortable, maybe an isolated shower, 58 to 64. winds turn northwesterly 10 to 15 and signal the passage of the cold front after midnight. by morning mostly sunny, a bit breezy and pleasant, 60s and 70s, winds picking up northwest 10 to 15 and just enough for a small craft advisory on the bay and tidal potomac. terps football, we're undefeated. huskies coming in town, a little drama, temps in the 70s, wind northwest 10 to 15, a perfect day for football. by afternoon a perfect day for
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anything else. mostly sunny, beautiful, need your shades, upper 70s, winds calm down a bit out of the northwest at 10. we'll talk about the zone forecast. you jump the divide only in the 60s for oakhand, mid-70s for couple -- oakland, mid-70s for culpeper. warrenton, manassas, leesburg upper 70s tomorrow. downtown upper 70s into southern maryland down toward hughesville and waldorf upper 70s. looking at 78 downtown and as you go up 270 into gaithersburg up toward frederick as well. the next three days code green, why not? great tomorrow, sunshine, 78, nice sunday near 80, cloud coming in late -- clouds coming in late. a chance of a shower monday, better chance tuesday. looks like monday night and tuesday night will be wet, temperatures tuesday mild, windy with showers, rain and thunderstorms, should clear out
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quickly. we're cautiously optimistic about wednesday and thursday, back in the mid-70s and then low 80s on friday, my friend. >> we roll into another good weekend. >> yes, we could. let's check our weird news file because i always figured hitchhiking was dangerous enough, but there's a guy out there that figures to make the experience even more painful to. a highway out there somewhere where french artist desperately trying to get a ride, but every time a car passes by, his partner whips out a tattoo gun and makes a permanent mark there. thankfully somebody picked this guy up. this is part of a exercise series the two men call radical drift. how many cars passed him by before he was finally picked up? we didn't have the stomach to watch that long.
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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in the mailbag tonight the attack of the rabid beavers or were they? we told you about two attacks in virginia, but genevieve from fairfax says at least one of them may not have been a beaver at all. that first beaver attack was not perpetrated by a beaver. the animal was a nutria with big orange rodent teeth. has the second attack animal been identified nutria or we've? if there are nutria -- or beaver? if there are nutrias in the area, we have big trouble, just ask alabama. we turned up no information either attack was a nutria and as far as i can figure out the difference between the two animals as far as appearance is the tail. the beaver has a flat tail. the nutria is more ratlike and it would seem to me somebody would have picked up on that but perhaps not. we thank you for the heads up. meantime, though, we've got this provocative question from
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linda in damascus. why do the anchors stand up to deliver the news? the news should be delivered from behind a desk. it's not about entertainment. it's about news. we need you to look professional and confident about bringing the latest news to us from behind your desk with your note and your papers in front -- notes and your papers in front of you. we're not interested in seeing you awkwardly shuffle around trying to look relaxed wondering what to do with your arms trying to hold your papers in the midst of it all. go back to the desk. did i make it clear enough? did i say it enough for you to get the point? sit. linda, we anchors also yearn for the day when we could lounge behind this lofl desk here, jacket on top -- lovely desk here, jacket on top, shorts and blue jeans on the bottom, never worry a particular jacket or other might make your butt look too big. sadly, though, you are one of the few who favors the static old anchor-month-old. research now says viewers --
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old anchor model. research now says viewers like us up and around. apparently they haven't noticed at 7:00 we don't move around muff. don't say anything. if you -- much. don't say anything. if you like, say something to us, the address mailbag@wusa9.com. that is our report. i'll be right back here tonight at 11:00 with this guy, topper shutt and anita brikman and we'll have some highlights from that bruce springsteen concert. that's for you, top. >> thank you. >> and for you. we'll see you then. have a good evening.
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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now, "entertainment tonight," the worldwide leader in entertainment news. kate middleton. topless. >> the naked photo scandal. the royal outrage. but, was it a set-up? >> obviously somebody knew that they were there. >> is kate being hunted by the paparazzi like diana? the eerie similarities. all in the family sally struthers after her smiling mug shot as "e.t." investigates hollywood's dui arrests. >> drugs, booze, anything. >> mel's rants. lindsay lohan. her mom's new interview, with dr. phil. >> she's like -- >> "i'm in my little tie and my little shoes --" amanda byn